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John Howard Payne's Prison Razed, 1913

From The Dalton Citizen
Dalton, Ga.
June 12, 1913

Payne's Prison Now Being Razed In Murray County.

The old log cabin in which John Howard Payne, author of "Home Sweet Home," was confined as a prisoner in Murray County, is this week being torn down, and with its passing, one of the two oldest landmarks of the county will have been wiped out.

The cabin has long been a place of historic interest, because of Payne's association with it. Numerous articles have been written about the old house, and it has, in the past, attracted numerous visitors.

The destruction of the cabin leaves only the old Chief Vann House as a relic of the days prior to the removal of the Indians from this section. This house is the only one standing in Murray County, which was older than the cabin in which John Howard Payne was confined as a prisoner.

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